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McCain launches new traffic controller cabinet design

7 August 2013

ATC Cabinet

McCain, a manufacturer and supplier of traffic control equipment and traffic management software, has introduced its new traffic controller cabinet design, the ATC cabinet.

Developed to address the needs of today's transportation industry, the cabinet features a design that increases driver and personnel safety.

It also improves overall operations, while offering a viable migration path to low-voltage intersections.

Created with safety as a key design feature, the system offers a rack-mount, modular cabinet with serial connections, and incorporates National Electrical Codes (NEC), or NFPA 70, standards to guard against accidental electrocution due to inadvertent contact with live or arcing parts.

The cabinet also offers other safety features such as the ability to flash an intersection while replacing the output assembly and loading current monitoring for every output.

McCain founder and CEO Jeffrey McCain said that the ATC cabinet will change the way transportation professionals look at traffic control cabinets.

"It highlights a major turning point in the industry, aligning the capacity and capability of traffic cabinets with controllers, software and the countless other control devices that have advanced significantly over the last two decades," McCain added.

"Developed to address the needs of today's transportation industry, the cabinet features a design that increases driver and personnel safety."

This new cabinet also helps agencies in transition from a high to low-voltage power infrastructure.

The present AC version can be easily retrofitted for DC applications, offering a practical migration path from 120 VAC to 48 VDC.

The ATC cabinet features compact, high-density (HD) relays from Struthers-Dunn and switch packs from Eberle Design's new iPack series.

The use of HD components minimises space requirements, enabling the cabinet to monitor up to 28 HD load switches plus four virtual channels, and 120 detector inputs while still providing space for additional equipment or storage.

McCain, founded in 1987, designs and manufactures services to promote urban mobility and reduce congestion in cities.


Image: The new cabinet design is developed to address the needs of today's transportation industry. Photo: courtesy of McCain, Inc.